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The Navigator

The Navigator is a free online repository of evidence-informed resources and tools designed to help health professionals and community organizations find their way through the complex landscape of healthy eating and nutrition.
Chronic Disease Prevention
June 27, 2019
Commissioned by Heart & Stroke, this study is the first in Canada to assess associations between consumption of ultra-processed foods in Canadian adults and several chronic diseases and conditions related to diet, namely: obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.
Healthy Eating
January 1, 2019
This report sets out Health Canada’s guidelines and considerations on healthy eating for Canadians aged 2 years of age and older. Based on the best available scientific evidence, they promote healthy eating and overall nutritional well-being, and support improvements to the Canadian food environment.
Childhood Nutrition
August 1, 2018
The Paint Your Plate toolkit was developed by Ontario Dietitians in Public Health (ODPH) for child care settings in Ontario to support the implementation of the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014. The goal of this toolkit is to make it easier for young children to enjoy vegetables and fruit every day and complements ODPH’S Menu Planning & Supportive Nutrition Environments in Child Care Settings Practical Guide.
Nutrients
July 23, 2018
This report by Health Canada describes current sodium intakes of Canadians in light of the recent voluntary sodium reductions in processed foods using the most recent national dietary survey, the 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey – Nutrition (2015 CCHS).
Chronic Disease Prevention
December 5, 2017
This report commissioned by Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, reveals high levels of ultra-processed food consumption in Canada, especially in children. It describes different types of food processing using the ANOVA food classification system, and assesses the relationship between types of processing and the quality of diets in Canada, using data from the 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey - Nutrition.
Food Environment
October 1, 2017
This primer discusses food deserts and food swamps and highlights some opportunities for action and collaboration between governments, public health, and business operators.
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